So here they are, like peanut butter and jelly.
Enter the red and white striped shorts with the classic Lacoste logo. (Notice the tiny alligator down below)? Found while on a local thrifting jaunt, these babies are straight out of the 80's.
I loved the pleats and the candy striper color, but I didn't think they'd be super wearable until I began to notice that red, white, cream, and porter shorts were all popping up for spring!
And I loved those little double pleats!
And of course what ensemble would be complete without the right shoes...?
One of the most enjoyable things about styling vintage clothing is that you never quite know what you'll find and how it will sync up with the rest of your wardrobe. Until I got hold of this blouse and belt, these shorts just sat around in my closet. But once the right piece came across my path, they were ready to rock!
So I guess the moral is, keep hunting and always have your eyes open for the next thing. It just might snap the life into that odd little garment you've been saving.
Blouse: Banana republic via thrift
Belt: Vintage via thrift
Shorts: Vintage Lacoste via thrift